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How weightless rehabilitation can help injured runners.

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health & wellness

America’s obesity epidemic hasn’t budged, new research shows.
Chicago Tribune. October 13, 2017. Mike Stobbe.

For your brain’s sake, keep moving.
New York Times. October 4, 2017. Gretchen Reynolds.

Exercise can be a boon to people with Parkinson’s disease.
New York Times. January 23, 2017. Jane E. Brody.

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sports & fitness

Aqua cycling: A fun, soothing underwater workout.
Los Angeles Times. September 2, 2017. Lisa Boone.

The best running stride? The one that comes naturally.
New York Times. August 2, 2017. Gretchen Reynolds.

Vinyasa, Ashtanga or Bikram: The 101 on different types of yoga.
Chicago Tribune. September 29, 2017. Victoria Hoff.

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injury prevention & treatment

When sports injuries lead to arthritis in joints.
New York Times. August 14, 2017. Jane E. Brody.

How does physical therapy help after a cast comes off?
Physiquality. March 2, 2017.

A simple flashcard test to detect concussions.
New York Times. March 11, 2015. Gretchen Reynolds.

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children’s health

Losing fat, gaining brain power, on the playground.
New York Times. June 16, 2017. Gretchen Reynolds.

Feeding your minds: The importance of school lunches.
New York Times. June 5, 2017. Jane E. Brody.

Child’s play is good for all of us.
New York Times. May 3, 2017. Gretchen Reynolds.

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women’s health

Prenatal multivitamins linked to lower autism risk.
Chicago Tribune. October 13, 2017. Steven Reinberg.

How to run like a girl.
New York Times. Jen A. Miller.

Fibroids are the bane of many women — especially women of color.
Chicago Tribune. September 28, 2017. Darcel Rockett.

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aging well

New osteoporosis guidelines, treatment offer options.
Chicago Tribune. October 12, 2017. Bonnie Miller Rubin.

Tai Chi may help prevent falls.
New York Times. August 8, 2017. Nicholas Bakalar.

Getting older, sleeping less.
New York Times. January 16, 2017. Jane E. Brody.

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Preparing for running in cold weather

with advice from Mitch Kaye, PT

Preparing for running in cold weather

When temperatures drop but you’ve made a resolution to run more in 2020, you might feel like you’re trapped between an icy rock and a hard place. But if you wear the right gear and approach your run with the right attitude, you’ll be keeping pace with your goals before you know it.

Here are six things to keep in mind as you run in freezing weather:

Wear the right clothes and shoes. You might be tempted to dress like the polar scientist pictured below, but running in cold weather requires lighter, looser gear. Think layers — air trapped between your layers of clothing can be insulation against the cold. And remember that you’ll get warmer as you run; the general rule is to dress like it’s about 20 degrees warmer than what it actually is, so you will be a little chilly when you start running.

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Consult your personal physician before beginning any exercise program or self-treatment.